Lost Hope

Crushed Heart
By: Ehab Shawky

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Like a shredded web
Life continues to ebb

Tears falling in the dark
In hearts dull and stark

With pains so stern
With no one to miss or yearn

Strained by people’s cruelty
Over-run by dark reality

A reality full of suffering
Full of waste and plundering

Dragging souls over its thorns
While it laughs blowing its horns

Doors of steel surround the premises
Murdered feelings lie on dry clematis

Screams unheard inside
Sadness in all nooks abide

 Shreds of dreams pinned to its walls
Decorating its monstrous halls

Dangling from the ceiling
Continuously squealing

Piercing through my heart
Tearing it apart

Can you hear? Can you feel?
I beg you, stop this ordeal

Will you respond? Will you speak?
Or will matters remain so bleak?

Stop stabbing my heart without killing me
Stop crushing my soul, I’m done, can’t you see?

I’m not asking for a chance anymore
The end is what I’m asking for

I’m hoping for nothing
I’m simply asking to stop living

I beg you, Let me go
Upon me, your pardon bestow

Adrift like a feather in the wind
Evil, I can no longer fend

I’m not tired… I’m broken
Let my pains remain forever unspoken

Let me return to dust
I’m done living like rust

Let me be scattered like ash
I cannot suffer another lash

Let me depart, I beg you please
Let my departure feel like a gentle breeze

Lost Times

The worst train to miss, is the train of life
Time doesn’t work backwards

Written By: Ehab Shawky

 

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In its motion
time is like a deep ocean
with high waves
& whirls
darker than deep caves

In its maze
we flounder
& our souls blaze
Unwillingly, we lost our way
Blinded, gone far astray
Something fell broken within
Feelings turned into a sin
Dreams lost in oblivion
pervaded by sadness alluvion

While days pass by
our wounds continue to cry
We walk above their thorns
listening to their horns
declaring the rise of darkness
in a sky turning starless
tortured by running years
drowned in screams and tears
‘Hope’ no longer floats
‘Why,’ chokes our throats
Speech has turned into silence
Screams heard in their sadness
for lost green hearts
Amidst their torn parts
we search for an old track
unable to find our way back

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In Response To: Maze
https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/maze/

Lost Generation

For the honest sincere youth of the Middle East who gave their lives defending the people’s right to justice, liberty & a decent life, asking for nothing in return, nor gaining a thing from their sacrifice.

Written By: Ehab Shawky

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Standing firm for honesty,
holding on to veracity

In times of lies and illusions,
ruled by endless confusions

Alone they insist to strive,
unstoppable till they thrive

From one generation to the next,
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They tumble and halt,
enduring every assault

They walk and crawl,
taking fall after fall

Clinging to a passion,
asking for no compassion

Sure of victory,
smelling its liberty

Invoking their Lord,
adhering to his cord

“Till death,” they pledged,
and with legs wedged,
they held their grounds,
ignoring warning sounds
“The enemy is too many,
take allies if any.”

“No, we’ll stand alone,
we were always on our own,
so shall we continue to be,
we shall fear none, nor shall we flee
Every day, a new sacrifice
our own lives, if they suffice,
shall gladly be submitted,
till falsehood is omitted,
till our enemy breaks,
if that’s what it takes.”

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The brave youth noted not
that traitors continue to plot
against their dreams,
protecting rotten regimes

The stab came from behind
by hands so blind

“O wretched senseless countries
Why can’t you recognize your own enemies?

We were your dawn,
your youth, your backbone

We swallowed your pains,
to inject love in your veins

We consumed your bitterness,
to give you our sweetness

Your silence is writing our end,
while our voices die to extend
your existence, your life,
may others continue our strife

Willingly, we wait for our fate
Willingly, we knock on its gate
Concealing a pain so vicious
Submitting our most precious
May it restore your charm
May it sound the alarm
in deaf ears,
blocked by endless fears

Now that we are leaving,
you start grieving!
We don’t need your tears,
nor do we ask for cheers
We ask you for no price,
but to remember our sacrifice.”

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To all Arab rulers, armies, police forces
To all Arab fanatic idiots, whether Muslims, Christians, Jews, or Atheists
To all fake judicial systems, governmental personnel, and mercenaries
To the stars of worthless lousy “art” that is closer to prostitution
To the media all over the globe
To the ‘mass destruction weapons’ manufacturing countries
& biggest terrorists on earth
To all the fake democratic imperialist regimes, and their slave allies
To all traitors, liars, hypocrites, and opportunists
May you all dwell forever and ever together in HELL.

Lost Love

Written By: Ehab Shawky

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Memories call on me
‘Close your eyes and see,
There she approaches
In her checkered dress
Smiling excitedly
Watching you delightedly.’

I close my eyes and dream
Of hearts that used to gleam
Breathing life into all surroundings
Uncovering amazing findings
Ever green shining trees
Swaying with scented breeze
Blowing from blooming flowers
Singing for hours and hours
the most beautiful lyrics
uplifting our spirits
Embracing our love
beside the nest of a white dove

Knowing how pure our love was
Sensing its vulnerability to life’s cruel laws
The dove flew high
taking our love to the sky
leaving behind two embracing bodies
one of them soulless,
and the other heartless,
staring sadly like temple effigies,
seeking solace in endless elegies.

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Slaves’ Screams

When stronger countries take democracy as a ride to invade weaker people’s lands, and steal their riches,
then this is “Modern Slavery.”

In commemoration of the Egyptian Poet “Sayed Hegab”
Inspired by his great words
Recomposed & written in English By: Ehab Shawky

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O deficient times… O ribald days
What a life flipped,
its nobles are at the base
They have stolen our land, and we stand accused
Their soldiers are the thieves,
and their chiefs stand amused

Strangers eat our flesh, and feed us mud
They drink from our sweat, and toast with our blood
We fall, and their whips force us to hold out
But how can we stand with bodies all worn out

O winds, cry out, scream, and blow us away
We have become strangers on our own lands,
enslaved or castaway
Till when shall life keep us dazed?
Till when shall it keep our souls mazed?

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As soon as happiness responds to our calls
Its voice fades away along with our souls
O life, why doesn’t your nights show any mercy
Neither our tears, nor our smiles do they find worthy

O happiness, it is not your time yet
Why are you dying when we have just met?
O life, we have returned to chew your bitterness
We remain your victims without any deliverance

Over and over we suffer the same sorrow
Piercing through our hearts like a flaming arrow
We run from one hardship to another
No matter how hard we fight,
we continue to suffer

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The same horrible life follows in our footsteps
Tangling our legs in endless dips and slips
Wherever we go, we find the same darkness
As if we are destined to live life comfortless

Poverty persists… injustice exists
Worshiped and filling all records and lists
Until when O night, shall we struggle blind eyed?
Righteousness is manifest, but its tongue is tied

The difference between us, and the sons of modernity
They seek life’s ownership, and we seek fraternity
Hunger faces us, and fear stands behind
Holding our hands, and our spirits grind

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O God’s might, fill up our veins
Let us hold on, and break our chains
O fear, stay away and hide
Let us fight hunger with pride
We shall not yield to life anymore
Very soon it shall hear us roar
We are the prime of its youth
Our return is an inevitable truth
Shoulder to shoulder, hand in hand,
We shall knock on its door and make our stand
We shall redeem our age, we shall renew its vigor
We shall defend our right to live, of that we swore
Enslavement, we shall stand defying
Till we earn our freedom, or die trying

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Mountain Climber

Elegy for the lost Countries of the Middle East
By: Ehab Shawky

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O Mountain climber
Bring me with you a new tomorrow
Free from stress, free from sorrow
Different from yesterday
Colored and shiny,
no longer gloomy… no longer grey

Fit to hold my dream
Able to make the future gleam
Sun runs in its face
Justice forms its base

 Let it be easygoing
With kind hearts growing
Smiling to the weak… smiling to the poor
For their pains… holding a cure

Green as a grass field
Holding enough yield
To feed the hungry
To hasten their recovery

Pure like the moon’s light
Colored like a child’s kite
Governed by conscience
Able to create a difference

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O Tomorrow,
Shall I live to see you?
Are you going to be true?
Shall you bring my dreams closer?
Or shall you disappoint me over and over?

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Inspired by The Arabic Egyptian song: Ya Tale’ Al-Shagarah (1985)

In Response To: Gray
https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/gray/

How I miss you O father

To the Best Man I Ever Knew
By: Ehab Shawky

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He sat beside his father’s bed

Towards his son, he tilted his head

The boy looked into his father’s eyes

Forcing his tears to hide in disguise

The respiration tube didn’t allow the man to speak

How distressful it is for a son to see his father that weak

The boy endured the harsh situation

Neglecting the burden of his tribulation

He never thought this day would come

His mind felt shattered and his limbs went numb

He always thought he would die before his father

He always imagined him comforting his mother

He always admired his father’s perseverance

He always respected his valiance

Now he feels abandoned by fate

The fate separating him from his truest mate

Afraid to hurt the old man’s pride,

His tears, he tried to hide

The gentleman looked away

For the imprisoned tears making way

A tear escaped from its prison

The boy wiped it keeping his tears hidden

 Knowing how his son felt,

Sensing that his powers were about to melt,

Inside his magnificent heart;

That by pain was getting torn apart,

He sealed the knowledge of departure

He showed no sign of his heart’s fracture

Out of sympathy that his beloved student

Would witness that moment

When the soul returns to its maker

And there remains the body of his caretaker

Motionless and cold

Awaiting a shroud to hold

Seeking to comfort his child

The hazel eyes gently smiled

The boy nodded silently with his head

“I shall go now so that you may rest,” the boy said

He bowed down and kissed his father’s hand

And got up barely able to stand

He walked away with heavy steps

With weeping eyes and shaking lips

Unaware he just lost the only man

Who gave him what none other can

Whose absence could never be compensated

Whose love was never properly said or stated.

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The Luminous Heart

A call for hope,
Written by: Ehab Shawky
Inspired by Ameer Az-Zalam (Egypt 2002)

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Light resides within hearts;
Let it hug hope rays before its sun sets
You either remain steadfast,
or you shall live alone trapped in life’s nets

Despair is weakness and a cowardly fear;
hope opens locked doors, and dreams cheer

You either remain steadfast,
or you shall live alone amidst your past

Touch the greenness of the trees;
feel the moon’s light, and its cool breeze

Carve hearts on senseless stones;
radiate life into decaying bones

Ahead of you… hurry… crossover
Walk the distance, it’s not yet over

What else could bring your dreams near,
save a heart that knows no fear?

Many people accept their fate,
they blindly catch its bate;
swaying amidst life’s blows,
they raise the white flag, and of their dreams dispose.

You either remain steadfast,
or you shall live alone downcast

Sweeten the bitterness of the days;
seek to make your life blaze

Getup, color your dreams;
from dark clouds, create rainbow beams

Inside your body, there is still a soul,
capable of treating your heart’s hole

Of your weakness stop screaming,
and don’t you dare stop dreaming.

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 Inspired by Ameer Az-Zalam theme (Egypt 2002)

Brain Vs. Mind

The following is a quick insight into the most important merit of Awareness, that is the realization and perception of our nature as human beings. It’s a quick journey into our essence and reality.

Pondering over the Human Mind, Consciousness, and perception, one can’t help but realize that, as humans, we are distinguished above other creatures by the Mind, whose most important characteristic is Awareness. How can we define those terms, and how are they related to one another?

“Awareness”: is the ability to perceive our surroundings, our self being, our feelings, thoughts, desires, beliefs, and freedom of choice. It’s what makes us feel alive. It is simply the difference between an awake person and a sleeping one. When you wake up at morning, don’t you feel that you were nonexistent then your senses start coming back gradually? You first become aware of who or what is waking you up, where you are, the things you have to do this morning, and now you are back to life’s theater, you are back to awareness. Awareness could be compared to the electric current without which computers don’t work. A lot of biologists consider the mind —that is responsible for awareness— to be a direct result for the physical brain, exactly like kidneys produce the urine. Darwinists think that as soon as the physical brain reached its current size and amazing complexity, the mind emerged spontaneously as a direct result for evolution.

Those who suggest that the mind emerged naturally from the physical brain face several problems because of that very same concept under discussion, that is awareness.
Firstly, their suggestion means that substance is characterized by a concealed mind of its own. When it reaches a certain stage of complexity in its construction, it explodes and the concealed capabilities emerge. The end product is that they have given materialistic substances qualities that totally contradict the materialistic concepts, this is closer to the religious concepts than science.
Secondly, if the mind emerged from materialistic substances without any need for a higher absolute intelligence, then how can we trust its judgments?! For simplicity, imagine that a mentally retarded person makes a computer program, will you trust the outputs of this program?! How be it if this programmer had no mind whatsoever?!
Thirdly, if the mind emerged from materialistic substance, this means that it shall consequently follow its definitive chemical and physical laws that give constant outputs. These definitive laws contradict the freedom of choice of all humans; i.e., you may continue to read this post or simply close it and continue browsing. If the mind was a direct result to the physical brain, then all humans would have adopted the same view for every issue. That’s because the materialistic view is always one for every issue as you can see in all physical matters. Accordingly, personal perspectives which are the most important characteristic of human beings shall disappear. Thus, if this suggestion was true, the human mind wouldn’t have existed in the first place.

Let’s seek practical evidence. There is no doubt that practical evidences are the strongest. Dr. Wilder Penfield (The founder of modern neurosurgery and a Nobel Prize winner) has performed more than 1000 operations for epileptic patients who did not respond to medical therapy. During the operations performed under local anesthetization, he tried to reach the location of the human mind within the physical brain through electrical activation for the different centers of the cerebral cortex. On activating a certain part of the cortex, one of the patients’ hands moved, but the patient would then try to stop it with his other hand. When Penfield discussed the matter with his patients later on, they said that he was the one moving their hands and that they could not stop it. This means that while one hand was moving under the electrical activation’s control, the patient’s freewill was trying to stop it with his or her other hand. This proves that humans have “freewill” separate from the electrochemical activities of the brain. Dr. Penfield admitted that the brain and the mind are two separate things and each has a different nature. After his thorough researches on the human brain, Dr. Roger Sperry (a Nobel Prize winner for his research about the different brain functions) confirmed too that the mental functions do not emerge from the normal activities of the physical brain, even though they use it as a machine.

A person may make some tests to check on his heart and brain functions. But he will never make a neurological cerebellum examination to check on the correctness of his thoughts and feelings. Absolutely, there is no brain check that can scan our thoughts, and determine if they were wrong or right. What’s going on inside our minds is something very private and totally irrelevant to materialism.

Awareness is one of the mind’s functions, but the mind itself is not the apex of the pyramid, it’s just one of the self-being manifestations. You cannot get to know a person through lab tests and X-ray checkups. You must know how he feels, what his thoughts are, his aspirations, and his view of the whole existence, in order to really know him. In short, the essence of any human being goes far beyond his body, brain, consciousness, or even his mind. It is rather that intrinsic nature that integrates all of the previous and makes you feel a whole consistent being who realizes himself and name it “ME.” This is why: when Sir “John C. Eccles” was receiving the Nobel Prize for his research on “Brain Biology,” he said: “I find myself compelled to say that there is a non-materialistic nature for my being and my mind, a nature that agrees with what the religious call the ‘Soul.’ ”

All religions indicate that the soul is the immaterialistic essence of any human. The dualism of the soul and the body could even be found in all civilizations throughout the history all over the globe. This dualism has even been the main pillar of the ancient Egyptian civilization that goes back more than 7000 years.

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In response to: Aware

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/aware/

GOD’s Existence – Skepticism Vs. Faith

The following is an illustrative conversation Which I have written a while ago. It’s occuring between 2 friends; one of them is a skeptic whom I called Amr and the other is a student in “Al-Azhar university for Islamic studies” whom I called Zein. The conversation is a debate about having faith in the existence of God.

Amr: If there existed a creator free from any flaws; then how come that His creation is full of them?!”

Zein: That’s ordinary; this worldly life is nothing but a brick in a high rise building, it’s a test in which we are born totally pure. Then; while growing up; we learn all sorts of things; some good and some bad, this is why this Creator never forsakes us for our whim and lusts, but He sends us His messages and prophets to teach us how to live rightly. Those who betray, fornicate, commit adultery, steal, lie, kill, etc… are disobeying the laws of this creator and disobeying his messengers. Their sins cause corruption and great evils; which is the main defect that shall lead to our destruction. God says in the Qur’an: “Corruption has appeared throughout the lands and seas by reason of what the hands of people have earned so He may let them taste part of the consequences of their actions that perhaps they will desist.” [The Qur’an (30:41)]. Prophet Muhammad also said while invoking God: “Evil is not ascribed to You.” Every day you can see people complaining from the corruption and evils they face in this world. This worldly life is just a step that we have to take in order to reach a world in which the system is perfect and no one complains anymore. But you have to understand that only those who deserve to live in such a perfect system are the ones who shall be admitted into it. I believe that we can consider this a universal law:

“Life of a system” is directly proportional to “the Degree of perfection of that system”

This is exactly why this creator has created another place in which everything is perfect and life is eternal for those who abide by His laws and teachings in this defective worldly life. As for those who decline and turn their backs to His laws; He created another place in which everything is disgustful. These flaws and iniquities are the result of creating us having free wills; able to choose and select our own deeds and actions. How unfortunate it is that many people choose to satisfy their lusts and indulge into all sorts of sins instead of choosing a righteous life.

 Amr: But why didn’t this creator create us compelled to obey Him like those creatures you call angels for instance. Why did He create us having lusts and free wills? It’s as if He wants us to make sins?!

 Zein: This was His method in creating the most perfect creatures ever. He granted us the freedom of choice, thereafter He gave us the chance to perform and display our characters and real-selves through our choices and actions in order to prove whether we deserve to be a part of the perfect system or not. Angels are not tested because they were created compelled to obey the creator; they are His obedient servants; this is why scholars agree that those who follow their intellect and obey God though they were created with lusts and have free wills are better than angels. Hence; by means of perfection; those who were given the freedom of choice and chose to do what’s right are the most perfect creatures.

 Amr: If this Creator is Omniscient as you claim; then why didn’t He just use His vast knowledge of everything including the future and determine whom are the ones who shall deserve to dwell in His perfect system “Paradise” and whom are the ones who don’t? Surely He would have spared Himself and us this intermediate step which you call the worldly life?!

 Zein: Well; this is the pact He took upon Himself; that He shall not award or punish anyone before setting his/her own deeds as witnesses upon themselves, and that He shall not waste any of their good deeds and if they ask His forgiveness for their sins and repent sincerely; He shall forgive them. Think of this logically; if you were condemned to dwell in the hell fire for eternity without living this worldly life; wouldn’t you have wanted to get a chance in this life to prove that you could have been among the dwellers of paradise?! This worldly life is the chance that we all need; so we should seize the opportunity and do our best.

 Amr: If this claimed Creator was aiming to create the most perfect system from the beginning, then why is there hell? Or are you claiming that this torture pit is also a perfect system?!

 Zein: The perfect system is the one in which justice is established firmly without any procrastination. If justice was not established; then this could never be a perfect system. Now try to imagine a thief stealing your mother’s purse, when your father tried to stop him; he shot both your parents killing them at site and he got away with his crime in this worldly life, would it be fair if he never gets punished for what he has done?! What about Hitler who has killed 4,000,000 civilians; most of them burned in furnaces and he was never punished for this?! What about traitors, rapists, thieves, murderers, drug dealers, children abusers, thugs, bullies and all those who never care about other people’s lives and security? Would you call the system that lets them get away with their crimes a perfect system?! By all means; those who hurt others should receive the appropriate punishment for what they have done either in this life or in the next. As for those who get away with their crimes in this life; God has prepared the hell fire for their retribution.

Amr: If you are speaking about justice; then how come that hell is eternal and those who were sinners in this life shall dwell inside it forever?! Justice is to punish criminals in the same magnitude of their crimes, not to torture them forever.

 Zein: Totally agree; and God is never unjust; on the contrary He is most Merciful and His mercy precedes His anger. This is why the prophet P.B.U.H. told us that God shall bring out many people from the Hell fire; anyone with one jot or title of faith shall be saved after receiving the proper punishment for his/her evil deeds. That is also why God says in the Qur’an: “No soul will bear another’s burden, nor do We punish until We have sent a messenger.” [The Qur’an (17:15)] Consequently those who never received a warner or a messenger to teach them about God’s laws and righteous path shall be given the choice whether to believe or not on the judgment day. Many scholars say that even those who receive the message of God but in a distorted manner shall be treated in a similar way. This is why the main concern of the Qur’an is to make people believe in the existence of the mighty Creator and warn them of His anger may they desist from disobeying His laws or at least have the slightest portion of faith that may eventually save them after receiving their punishment. But as for those who deny reason and turn their backs out of arrogance; those who do not intend to repent from their evil deeds ever; their punishment shall be according to their intentions; this is why hell is eternal for those who don’t have any faith nor do they intend to get to know and fear their Creator ever.

 Amr: Why is the relation with this creator always built upon fear?! If He were the most merciful as you say; why should all people fear His wrath and torment?! A relation built upon fear could never be a sound relation.

 Zein: If this is what you understood from my words; then I apologize, but I believe that the context we were speaking in was about the hell fire, sinners and the warnings directed to them. By all means the relation with God is not solely built upon fear. We all loved our fathers, but still we always had some fear from their anger towards us whenever we did something wrong. This fear was like a driving force that always pushed us towards being better persons. Likewise; the relation with our Creator is also built upon both love and fear. True correct worship rituals is a combination of those two feelings, but building faith on only one of them is incomplete and has many dangerous traps that people fall into.

Sincere worship = Loving God + Fearing God

The prophet P.B.U.H. said: “If you knew how merciful God is you would have relied upon His mercy and refrain from making any efforts (in obeying Him), and if you knew His anger, nothing of what you do could relieve your fear.”

How poor are the people who depart this life without experiencing the best of its feelings; that is Loving God and knowing His continuous remembrance. God says in the holy tradition: “I am at my servant’s expectations, and I am with him whenever he calls onto me, If he draws near me one span of hand, I draw near him a cubit, and if he draws near me a cubit, I draw near him an ell, and if he approaches my path walking, I approach him hurriedly.” The driving force behind the actions of those with sound hearts is always their love towards God, and their protection against relapse is their fear from Him.

 Amr: Why are you so sure that such a creator does exist though you cannot see him, speak to him or receive any messages directly from him?!

 Zein: Have you ever seen a beehive?!

Amr: Absolutely!

 Zein: Do you think that bees are intellectual creatures?

 Amr: Well, I’m not sure; maybe they do have some kind of a tiny brain.

 Zein: Tiny brain! If I were to ask you to draw for me 100 hexagons without a compass, a ruler, a protractor or any external tool but a pen; on the condition that all the 100 hexagons would be similar with exactly 120 degrees angles and equal sides, will you be able to do that?

 Amr: No.

 Zein: Now do you think that bees have minds that enable them to build hives with hundreds or thousands of these similar hexagonal shapes and internal chambers without the need for any of those tools that you need to finish the job?

 Amr: Okay maybe they do, but where is this leading to?!

 Zein: This leads to understanding that it’s enough to see the signs in order to understand that there exists an effective cause behind them. What about this complex universe with millions of constellations, planets, stars, etc., guided by physical laws that scientists have discovered, are still discovering and writing down in voluminous books? Did it come to exist merely through some kind of creative chaos, without any need for organization and guidance from an “Intelligent Capable Designer” or an “Omniscient Omnipotent Creator”?! Creative chaos can for example produce the sand dunes in the deserts, but it cannot produce a huge self sustaining palace by this sand or build a pyramid. Complexity is a sign for intelligence and capability. What do you think of a much more complicated thing as the human RNA and DNA?!

 Amr: Your logic is void; for if complexity is a sign for intelligence then from where did that most intelligent creator come?! How can you imagine His existence?

 Zein: The Creator is not a creature to come or happen or comply with the laws of the creatures that need a cause for their existence. He is the source of all that exists but our minds always stand incapable of imagining his nature. There is a huge difference between reason and imagination. Reason tells us that complexity cannot happen by coincidence, for example; if I blindfold you, give you 10 darts and ask you to throw them all into the middle circle of the dart board; can you do this?

 Amr: If I’m well trained; I can.

 Zein: True. This means that the more complicated the deed is; the more training and capabilities you shall need to acquire in order to accomplish it. What if I number the darts from 1 to 10 and ask you to throw them in their order of numbering?

 Amr: I shall need to remove the blindfolds in order to see the numbers.

 Zein: True. This means that the more the obstacles are and the more complicated things get; the more senses and capabilities you shall need in order to accomplish the mission. Have you ever seen the pyramids?

 Amr: Yes.

 Zein: Do you know that with all of the advanced modern technologies humans have today; they still can’t build a pyramid like “Khufu”?

 Amr: Yes I know that. Can you make your point clearer?

 Zein: Can you say that “Khufu” was built by a coincidence or by any of the sand storms or natural catastrophes that occurred in Egypt back in time or by any form of creative chaos without the need for intelligent creatures to design and build it?

 Amr: Absolutely not.

 Zein: How be it with something much more complicated like a bee? Can Humans create one bee that lives, reproduces, builds hives and makes honey like the natural bee which we know?

 Amr: I don’t think they can.

 Zein: So you cannot draw 100 identical hexagons without geometrical tools. You need training and the use of your eyesight simply to throw 10 darts in the correct order and hit the target prescribed to you. You don’t accept it that the Pyramid could have been built through some kind of creative chaos and agree that it needs intelligent designers having more knowledge than what we have today on earth, but still you accept it that bees that are a million times more complicated and us as humans and all of this universe surrounding us have come to exist by coincidence through some kind of blind creative chaos; merely because you cannot imagine how the Creator who has created everything exists. Where is the logic in that?!

 Amr: Science has already proven that matter cannot be created from nothing. This means that matter is eternal, it has always been there and it was not preceded by a creator.

 Zein: Have you read about nuclear fusion Amr?

 Amr: Yes, absolutely.

 Zein: What does the theory say?

 Amr: It is a nuclear reaction in which two or more atomic nuclei collide at a very high speed and join to form a new type of atomic nucleus. During this process, matter is not conserved because some of the matter of the fusing nuclei is converted to energy.

 Zein: Great, this means that if matter can be converted into energy; then the reaction can also be reversed, and huge amounts of energy could be changed to matter. Amazingly this is what science has come to realize today. Therefore; assuming that matter was preceded by a powerful mighty Creator does not contradict science.

 Amr: If this mighty knowledgeable creator does exist and he is perfect as you claim; then how come that he created the universe? What was the urge behind this and why did he need to do it?! He should have been self-sufficient having no need to create anything at all.

 Zein: He is perfect and self-sufficient, and no one could reach such state except if he can do whatever he wants without having to explain his actions to those who are lesser than him. He is free to create whatever He wants. Not knowing the purpose of creation doesn’t nullify the fact that it happened, or else we will deny our own existence. Not knowing the purpose of creation is like not understanding the purpose for which painters draw paintings or why musicians make music, it’s a capability that they have and we can’t ask them why do you make beautiful art? So is the case with the Creator; He can create beautiful marvelous things, this is one of His attributes, so why should we ask Him why do you create?! Even if some may say that artists make art so that people will get to know their talent and admire it, then why do you deny this right to the One who has created those artists and granted them their gifts?!

 Amr: This is apologetic.

 Zein: If according to your measures; logical reasonable thinking is considered apologetic; then by all means it’s an honor to be an apologist.

 Amr: I can’t see any reason in your responses; you are just repeating what you were taught since childhood.

 Zein: Truly amazing how those who deny the existence of God, resurrection, paradise and hell make them the token around which most of their talks revolve, thereafter they dare speak about reason and logic.

Unfortunately; This debate never ends and the two friends don’t intend to back up.

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Written By: Ehab Shawky

In response to: Groupthink

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